Christopher Mayer

Christopher Mayer appears in the following:

Are Rent Laws Worth It?

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Rent regulations are expected to be renewed, but what would happen if they weren't?

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Fannie and Freddie Fixes

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Professor of real estate and co-director of the Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy at Columbia Business School, Christopher Mayer delves into the new housing numbers and suggests that allowing all homeowners to refinance their mortgages would help the market.

For more information about Professor Mayer's proposal, click here.

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Big Ideas to Fix the Economy: Boost Housing Prices

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

On the heels of the debt ceiling crisis, Congress has established a "super committee" to find ways to reduce America's debt.  The twelve-member committee began work on debt-reduction strategies this week, aiming to come up with a plan to reduce the deficit by $1.5 trillion by Thanksgiving of this year. But as lawmakers lock horns over where to find spending cuts, we've been asking our listeners for suggestions on how to fix the economy. One suggestion our listeners had was to boost housing prices.

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A Possible Moratorium on Foreclosures

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

At least 40 states' attorneys general across the country will launch an investigation into the mortgage servicing industry today, which will possibly result in a push for a national moratorium on foreclosures. If they do, it comes as a response to recent announcements by several major banks, who admitted submitting fraudulent or erroneous documents in their foreclosure programs as they worked through massive amounts of foreclosure paperwork.


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Government Considers Next Moves for Fannie and Freddie

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner convenes a meeting of mortgage analysts and economists today to discuss the future of mortgage financing. There will be a lot of nitty-gritty details, including the amount of debt the federal government should back and the proper role of securitization. However, there’s a bigger question that gets at the heart of American culture:  Is home ownership still a social good in and of itself? And how much should the government put on the line to encourage it?

We discuss the implications of the government's next moves, and we want your input: Should the government encourage people to buy their homes? Is property ownership a social good in America today? 

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